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Healthy mothers are key to baby size

Healthy mothers are key to baby size

New research suggests race and ethnicity contribute little to baby size; what matters is education, health and nutrition of mothers and natal care.
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Some UK dads avoid the delivery room

Some UK dads avoid the delivery room

A poll shows that five per cent of British dads prefer not to be present in the delivery room when their partner gives birth.
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Pregnancy 'becoming too medical'

Pregnancy 'becoming too medical'

An expert says medical interventions used in pregnancy contribute to short- and long-term illness for an estimated 20 million women.
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'Pregnant women have more car crashes'

'Pregnant women have more car crashes'

Pregnant women have a higher risk of getting into car crashes in their second trimester, a new Canadian study says.
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IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos

IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos

A woman treated at Rome's Sandro Pertini Hospital became pregnant with another couple's twins after a fertility treatment mix-up.
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Scale errors putting babies at risk: study

Scale errors putting babies at risk: study

Inaccurate recording of mothers' weights in their 12th week of pregnancy could be putting them and their babies at risk, researchers say.
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Embryos for women with womb transplants

Embryos for women with womb transplants

Embryos - produced by in-vitro fertilisation - have been transferred into the transplanted wombs of four women in Sweden.
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Bottle fed babies as healthy as breastfed bubs

Bottle fed babies as healthy as breastfed bubs

We're used to hearing "breast is best" for giving babies the best chance at a healthy life, but a controversial new study into siblings who were fed...
Smoking during lifetime linked to stillbirth

Smoking during lifetime linked to stillbirth

A study has found that women who smoke during their childbearing years increase their chances of miscarriage and stillbirth.
'Quarter of miscarriages avoidable'

'Quarter of miscarriages avoidable'

Being underweight or obese before conception, working nights, drinking alcohol in pregnancy and lifting heavy loads could increase the risk of miscarriage.
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Healthy diet cuts pregnancy risks: study

Healthy diet cuts pregnancy risks: study

Scientists say maintaining a normal weight and blood pressure and following a healthy diet could boost a woman's chances of an uncomplicated pregnancy.
Drinking mums sink bubs to bottom of class

Drinking mums sink bubs to bottom of class

There is a clear link between a pregnant mother's alcohol consumption and her child's academic outcomes, says the leader of a new study.
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Woman says third child will ruin family

Woman says third child will ruin family

A pregnant UK writer has come under fire for saying what no mother is supposed to say: she never wanted her unplanned third child.
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Baby born in Japan after menopause

Baby born in Japan after menopause

A baby has been born in Japan to a mother who had been through very early menopause, using a new technique that "reawakens" the ovaries.
Mum dies of brain tumour after giving birth

Mum dies of brain tumour after giving birth

A young English woman died of a brain tumour six hours after giving birth, after doctors misdiagnosed it as an ear infection.
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Women warned to have babies by 35

Women warned to have babies by 35

Women should face up to the facts of biology and have babies before the age of 35, one of Britain's top experts on reproductive ageing says.
NZ baby refused treatment by parents

NZ baby refused treatment by parents

A baby with stage four cancer has been put under the care of the New Zealand High Court because her parents won't allow the blood transfusions she needs.
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NZ teen needed surgery after midwife 'care'

NZ teen needed surgery after midwife 'care'

A teenage new mum required reconstructive vaginal surgery after receiving "seriously sub-optimal care" from her midwife.
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Behaviour issues for junk food babies

Behaviour issues for junk food babies

Researchers say pregnant mothers can damage their children's mental health if they eat too much junk food.
Eat fish to lower anxiety in pregnancy

Eat fish to lower anxiety in pregnancy

Women who eat plenty of fish suffer less anxiety during pregnancy, according to a study.

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